Yann Tiersen has been on a roll of late delivering one exceptional album after another. Following last year’s Kerber, the French composer has announced the release of a new album titled 11 5 18 2 5 18. As with previous records, in particular Kerber, on the upcoming album Tiersen continues to venture further into electronic territories. Brought to life in his studio The Eskal in the island of Ushant where he lives, 11 5 18 2 5 18 stemmed from “experimentation in the studio ahead of a performance at Berlin’s modular and synthesiser festival, Superbooth”, as the press release explains. “Using samples as his source, Tiersen has resampled, reprogrammed and recomposed audio to create entirely new tracks unrecognisable and decontextualised from their original versions.”
11 5 18 2 5 18 is out on June 10th through Mute and ahead of it Tiersen has shared two riveting cuts from it, the title track and ‘16 15 21 12 12. 2 15 10 5 18’. Both are offered with visuals created by Sam Wiehl and you can watch them below.